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Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Also required for this position: Aptitude for technology and to attend required tech training
Languages Needed:

Other languages are a bonus, but not required.

  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit

Tech Mate - Northern Alberta

600 - 11150 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5K 0C7 [map]
2-2 hours / weekly
Minimum 6 month
Do you find yourself spending "too much" time on your phone? Are you looking for that perfect volunteer opportunity that combines helping people and technology? Sounds like Tech Mates might be for you!

Volunteers will learn about iPhone accessibility (VoiceOver & Zoom) and then teach clients how to use these functions along with other helpful apps intended to support those with sight loss. Volunteers in this position provide one-to-one technology training and support for a person who is blind or partially sighted to increase their confidence and assist them to live the life they choose.  Having access to this kind of technology increases opportunities and reduces isolation for those living with sight loss.

To learn more about becoming a Tech Mate please visit https://cnib.ca/en/volunteer-opportunity/tech-mates?region=ab or fill out our Volunteer Interest Form at https://www.tfaforms.com/4751778?region=ab

If you have additional questions please email abnvolunteers@cnib.ca.
Additional Details & Skills Required
Volunteers will receive full training on accessibility and working with those with vision loss. While specific training on the technologies will be provided, interested individuals should have an interest in technology. 

You will meet with a specific client for multiple appointments to teach technology with the support of our Technology supervisor.
Certification or Education Required
Comfortable using and learning technology, most specifically iPhone (note, you do not need to have your own iPhone, but should be comfortable learning to use one)
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Gain experience in one-on-one client support while using your skills and passion for technology. You will develop a relationship and really make a difference in the life of someone living with vision loss, giving them access to a new world of technology. You will develop new skills in technology, learning about accessibility features. After 3 months of volunteering, we are happy to provide a reference upon request.
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Also required for this position: Aptitude for technology and to attend required tech training
Languages Needed:

Other languages are a bonus, but not required.

  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit